Being Michael Crichton

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I didn’t know it while I was flaunting his books throughout my elementary school, but forty years earlier Crichton had lived out my dreams of childhood achievement.

Over at The Millions, Jared Young confesses his early age obsession with Michael Crichton, which inspired him to attempt writing a novel at 14 about an island, a group of men, and of course, dinosaurs!


Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →